The Kveller Book Club
Kveller's online book club featuring monthly reads from Jewish women
Welcome to Kveller's online book club! If you love a good book but don't necessarily have the time to figure out what to read because you're busy being, you know, a parent, you've come to the right place. Each month, we'll be picking a book by a Jewish woman to read and discuss among Kveller's editors and you, our favorite readers.
Our discussions will begin on the second Wednesday of every month, so keep that date in mind if you're planning on joining in.
Check back here for the current book club pick, important dates to remember, as well as upcoming picks for those of you who like to plan ahead. If you've been dying to read a book that you think would work for the Kveller Book Club, feel free to list off suggestions in the comments below.
The Current Book:
The Mothers, by Jennifer Gilmore
Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 8th on Raising Kvell
Synopsis: Jesse and Ramon are a loving couple, but after years spent unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, they turn to adoption, relieved to think that once they navigate the bureaucratic path to parent-hood they will have a happy ending. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process—for the many training sessions and approvals; for the constant advice from friends, strangers, and “experts”; for the birthmothers who contact them but don’t ultimately choose them; or even, most shockingly, for the women who call claiming they’ve chosen Jesse and Ramon but who turn out never to have been pregnant in the first place.